#53. The Insider (1999)


Touchstone Pictures

– Director: Michael Mann

– Stacker score: 88.5

– Metascore: 84

– IMDb user rating: 7.8

– Runtime: 157 minutes

Based on a “60 Minutes” story, “The Insider” delves into the life of whistleblower Jeffrey Wigand and the lengths to which Big Tobacco would go to silence him. The film was a major critical success, earning seven different Oscar nominations—including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Actor for Russell Crowe’s performance in the leading role opposite Al Pacino.